29 PANELS SERVE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS OFFER ADVICE TO CITY AUTHORITIES.
Byline: - Daily News
A system of neighborhood councils Neighborhood councils are governmental or non-governmental bodies composed of local people who handle neighborhood problems. They can be found in many cities throughout the world. throughout Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. was created when local voters approved changes to the City Charter in 1999, partly in an effort to head off threats of San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. secession secession, in art
secession, in art, any of several associations of progressive artists, especially those in Munich, Berlin, and Vienna, who withdrew from the established academic societies or exhibitions. .
The councils were designed to give neighborhoods a greater say in city government. While they have no actual authority over city decisions, they are expected to render opinions about local issues such as development and zoning, and elected officials have said they listen closely to the councils.
Membership on the councils is open to anyone considered a ``stakeholder'' in a community, such as residents, local employers and employees, property owners, students and others with interest in the neighborhood's future.
The city's Board of Neighborhood Commissioners has certified See certification. 85 councils, including 29 in the Valley. The certified councils that have an elected board in place are eligible for $50,000 each in city funding per year.
City officials expect the network to grow to about 96 neighborhood councils.
The city's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment em·pow·er
tr.v. em·pow·ered, em·pow·er·ing, em·pow·ers
1. To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority. See Synonyms at authorize.
2. , run by General Manager Greg GREG Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River (US National Park Service) Nelson, and the seven-member Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, headed by President Ronald Stone, oversee the councils.
More information about neighborhood councils and DONE is available at www.lacityneighborhoods.com or by calling the department at (866)LAHELPS.
LIST OF COUNCILS
Here is a list of certified neighborhood councils in the San Fernando Valley, and an e-mail or Web site address, when available. To get in touch with individual councils or for more information, call the city Department of Neighborhood Empowerment toll free at (866) LA HELPS or (213) 485-1360.
Arleta Neighborhood Council
Old Northridge Neighborhood Council
Pacoima Neighborhood Council
Sun Valley Neighborhood Council
Granada Hills Neighborhood Council
North Hills West Neighborhood Council
Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Sylmar Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
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Northridge West Neighborhood Council
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
West Hills Neighborhood Council
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
Greater Toluca Greater Toluca or the Metropolitan Area of Toluca is the conurbation formed by Toluca, as the core city, and 12 adjacent municipalities of the state of Mexico, namely Almoloya de Juárez, Calimaya, Chapultepec, Lerma, Metepec, Mexicaltzingo, Ocoyoacac, Otzolotepec, San Mateo Lake Neighborhood Council
Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Neighborhood Council Valley Village
Encino Neighborhood Council
Reseda Neighborhood Council
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
Studio City Neighborhood Council
Tarzana Neighborhood Council
Winnetka Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council
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LIST OF COUNCILS (see text)